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Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-up
Extension and Outreach Publications
  • Nick McCann, Iowa State University
  • Savanna M. Lyons, Iowa State University
  • Georgeanne M. Artz, Iowa State University
Extension Number
LF 0005

For food hubs, or businesses that aggregate and distribute local food, limited funds can be a barrier to growth. If food hub managers pay close attention to cash flow, however, they can grow their business using the income generated by the business itself, and reduce the need for grants or loans in the start-up phase. This publication explains the idea of cash flow and how food hub managers can use it to their advantage, drawing on the real-world experiences of Iowa Food Hub.

Series Title
Iowa Food Hub
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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
  • Community Economic Development,
  • Consumer and Financial Management,
  • Leopold Center,
  • Economics

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Citation Information
Nick McCann, Savanna M. Lyons and Georgeanne M. Artz. "Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-up" Ames, IA(2015)
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